LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH I
Learning outcomes of the course unit
1. Reach a high level of competence in analysing different text types from a lexico-grammatical point of view.
2. Improve translation skills by means of different translation strategies according to Descriptive Translation Studies.
Course contents summary
Title of course: Investigating Language in Context
During the course we will examine different text genres (literary, economic e juridical) in search of the lingustic markers and in grammatical and lexical choices that are recurrent in each particular genre. Furthermore students will be introduced to Corpus Linguistics in order to develop their analytical skills by consulting both representative and specialised corpora not only in search of meaning in the context and co-text of different textual genres chosen (by means of collocation, colligation, preferred semantic meaning, positive or negative semantic prosody) but also writing and translation skills
Olohan, M. 2004. Introducing Corpora in Translation Studies, Routledge.
Trosberg, A.1997. Text Typology and translation, Benjamins.
Sinclair, J. 1996 The Search for Units of meaning, in Textus IX, pp 75-106
Other readings will be indicated during the course
Lectures, seminars, short dissertations as well as practical work in the Multimedia Lab.
Practical language lessons with foreign language assistants
Assessment methods and criteria
written test and oral exam